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Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

· 1 January 2008 |  by Janantoon
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Richard Sennett, The CraftsmanThe Craftsman

Richard Sennett

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Allen Lane
eerste editie:
gedrukt: 2008
verworven: 2008
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780713998733
verworven via: Amazon

The Craftsman is an exploration of craftsmanship — the desire to do a job well for its own sake — as a template for living.
Most of us have to work. But is work just a means to an end? In trying to make a living, have we lost touch with the idea of making things well? Pure competition, Sennett shows, will never produce good work. Instead, the values of the craftsman, whether in a Stradivari violin workshop or a modern laboratory, can enrich our lives and change the way we anchor ourselves in the world around us.
The past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working — using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials — which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognize this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.
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